04 Nov - 04 Dec

How to write competitive ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants applications


4 November 2020 09:00 - 4 December 2020 15:00

Type of event:

Digital Event

Target group:

Researchers and EU-advisers

Registration deadline:

19. October 2020

Live streaming
Register here

About the event

The University of Bergen organises web-based writing courses in November/December for researchers who plan to apply for an ERC Starting Grant or a Consolidator Grant. The number of participants is limited; thus the courses are primarily for researchers at the University of Bergen. Researchers from other institutions are welcome based on availability. You will be notified after the registration deadline.

The courses:

Basic: This is an introduction for those who are planning their first ERC application. The course consists of short videos, each 5-7 min, total duration 80 min. The videos are available in the period 4 -17 November.
Academy: This is a continuation of the Basic course and is also for those who are familiar with the ERC. Its total length is 2h 45min. The course is available 18 Nov – 4 Dec.

An ERC grant is regarded as the most prestigious grant in the H2020 Programme and is different than most other research funding sources. For this reason, it requires an ‘out-of-the-box’ approach. ERC supports ambitious ideas in high-risk, high-gain research projects. When applying for an ERC grant, it is important to think big, shift writing style, and ensure that the idea is conveyed in the most suitable way.

The writing course will be held by Enspire Science.

For more information and registration, please see UiB webpage

For questions, please contact: Anja Hegen, local contact point for ERC at UiB

The tentative deadlines are 9. March for StG and 20. April for CoG. StG is for researchers with 2-7 years of experience since their PhD, and 7-12 years for CoG applicants.

You'll find information about the ERC StG and CoG on the ERC web.

The planned opening dates for the calls are January 12th and 21st. The details of the calls will be published in the ERC Work Programme 2021. It will be published when Horizon Europe has been formally approved by the European Union.


Anja Hegen

Berit Sundby Avset

Per Magnus Kommandantvold